December Out & About Planner

We know you can’t do it all. So Studio 5 Contributor, Veronica Johnson, shares this month’s must-see holiday activities in the Studio 5 Out & About Planner.

Electric Eels powering Holiday Lights
It’s a shocking display of holiday cheer! We know the kids are anxious for Christmas break, but we’ve found a way to get a little learning in and the kids will love it! Living Planet Aquarium has a Christmas display powered by an electric eel! Cache Valley Electric has harnessed the voltage from the eel and each time the eel moves, the lights flash. They flash fast or slow, based on the level of voltage he puts out.
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Breakfast with Santa – On the Moon
Santa is stopping by the moon for breakfast! Santa is making his visit to Clark Planetarium on Saturday, December 15, 2012. Join the jolly old elf for breakfast, photos, and a special screening of Santa vs. The Snowman in the ATK IMAX Theatre.

Pictures with Santa on the moon will be made available online or you can snap one yourself. There will be coloring and craft activities during breakfast along with prize giveaways.

Tickets include a hot buffet breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausage, milk and juice. You can also watch and take part in science demonstrations put on by Clark Planetarium education staff. Breakfast, pictures, and activities are from 8:30 – 10 a.m. The movie will start at 10:00 a.m. and tickets are available online.

Ice Skating at Station Park Ice Rink –
Enjoy a family evening of ice skating at the new Station Park Ice Rink. Shopping dining, ice skating and a visit with Santa. All of this and more are now found in Farmington at the Station Park Shopping Center. A 35-foot high Christmas tree with 3,000 twinkling lights is at the center of it all. There is also a special express North Pole mailbox for sending letters directly to Santa.

Candlelight Christmas & Delicious Donuts at This is the Place Heritage Park
Have you ever wondered what Christmas was like a century ago? Candlelight Christmas at This is the Place Heritage Park will help you discover how the pioneers may have celebrated.

Tour decorated pioneer era homes and visit with Father Christmas. Enjoy holiday crafts, activities, carolers and real live reindeer. Take a walk along the path to the Live Nativity. Come early and dine at The Huntsman Hotel. But whatever you do, don’t deny yourself the blissful delight of a batch of Brigham’s Donuts. New to the park this year, they are a little bit of sugary heaven! Watch them being made and then choose your toppings. Hot, fresh and delicious; topped with cinnamon & sugar, s’mores, apricot preserves, raspberries and more. The possibilities are endless!

Sleigh Rides
Enjoy an old fashioned sleigh ride or wagon ride in Heber Valley at the Zermatt Resorts.

Ice Skating Hippo at Fantasy at the Bay – Willard Bay State Park
An Ice skating hippopotamus is the newest addition to the Fantasy at the Bay light display at Willard Bay State Park. You’ll find you are glad you made the trip to this beautiful display created by the same company that produces Zoo Lights. Find Santa’s toy factory, teddy bears, a moose, the Grinch and a beautiful nativity as you make your way through the acres of glittering lights. Admission to the park is only $9 per carload. Once inside, there are concessions, a bonfire for roasting marshmallows and free horse ‘n wagon rides. Don’t forget to stop in at the heated pavilion and say hello to Santa himself!

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